Jan 21, 2013 4:00am PST
and second family, also to civil rights and specifically one float dedicated to martin luther king, jr. as you can imagine security for these events are tight. there are 150 blocks around me shut down and there are thousands of officers handling crowd control. the president and first lady are going to round out the night with those two balls later this evening. reporting live on the national mall, i'm danielle leigh. back to you. >> now we have the forecast for that inauguration. washington is picture perfect. >> it's gorgeous out there with the sun coming up over the capitol. temperatures this afternoon in washington, d.c. actually look much warmer than originally expected so folks out there already on a beautiful morning for the inauguration. it's chilly for now but should warm up to 49 degrees. those skies will fill in with clouds later on today and a few light snow flurries are possible. slightly breezy but not all that windy as we go into this afternoon. we're looking at temperatures across the west coast to stay on the cooler side with highs in the 30s in the pacific northwest. w
Jan 21, 2013 4:30am EST
as a highlight honoring the first and second families' home states and civil rights, one dedicated to martin luther king jr. on this holiday. and they'll finalize it all with those two official inaugural balls that will attract 4,000 people later tonight. reporting live on the national mall, veronica, back to you. >> thank you. >>> nbc meteorologist dylan dreyer joins us with the forecast for thenati inaugurati. i, too, really like michelle obama's bangs. >> they're growing on me. at first it's a shock, but i think they look cute. >> what a love fest. >> it was adorable to see. for the inauguration, it won't be as cold as initially thought. the cold air will hold off until tomorrow. 20s and 30s tomorrow. today we should tap out in the mid to upper 40s. now it is going to be a little bit cloudy. we are looking for a few scattered snow flurries, really that's about it. just a couple of flurries to make it look pretty down. there the winds will be fairly light at five to ten miles per hour. look at where the cold air is sitting. the arctic express surging into the northern plains. right now it'